10 (amazing) health benefits of sex

by Ms Amor


Most of you’d agree that sex is a wonderful stress buster and can free you from the shackles of a busy life! While having sex regularly increases your immunity, it also acts as a great form of exercise. But did you know that an active sex life is also the key to staying young and living longer? These and more are some of the most amazing health benefits of sex. Read on if you care to know more about them.

Sex helps you sleep better: Having sex before hitting the sack is the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep. This is because the exhaustion following intercourse is a natural reaction of the body which helps in inducing sleep. So after a hectic day at work, indulge in sweat-inducing sex to get some restful slumber. 😉

Sex burns calories: Sex is a great form of exercise and helps burn those stubborn calories. Studies suggest that making love on a regular basis is as good as pumping some iron in the gym. Also, sexual intercourse involves muscular movement of the thighs, legs, arms, shoulders and lower abdomen which equals a total body workout.

Sex reduces pain: Having sex like a pro has some added health benefits! According to studies, vaginal stimulation may lead to increased pain tolerance which in turn has the power to ease out pain during periods, arthritis and migraine. Talk about sex being a pleasurable experience. 😉

Sex may increase fertility: All those of you who are planning to become mommies anytime soon, here’s some good news! According to this report, better sex leads to better chances of conception (Yay). The best way to achieve this is by not treating it like a chore; instead better the quality of sex to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Sex helps fight disease: A good session of sex helps in combating a lot of diseases in both men and women. You will be surprised to know that making love reduces the risk of cancer, heart diseases and even common cold according to this report! Didn’t we say sex is genuinely good for you? 😉

Sex keeps you young: There’s no doubt that an active sex life makes couples live a happy and longer life. Research suggests that sexual intercourse allows the release of endorphins and boosts the skin’s production of vitamin D, which in turn makes one look and feel young. Cool, isn’t it?

Sex improves immunity: Studies have revealed that regular sex leads to higher chances of increased immunity in men and women. So if you are having sex regularly, then you should know that it increases the level of immune-boosting antibody called immunoglobulin A, which helps you fight common illnesses.

Sex helps fight stress: Come on…let’s face it! After a hard day’s work, all you need is some TLC and some mind-blowing sex to fight the stress. The act of lovemaking which involves proper foreplay and orgasm also relaxes your body and mind at the end of the day.

Sex improves bladder control: It may sound weird, but sex can minimise incontinence, a common problem faced by women all over the world. Health experts suggest doing Kegels even during intercourse by gently flexing and tightening your pelvic floor muscles in the same way you would to stop the flow of urine, can improve bladder control.

Sex promotes overall well-being: If you are comfortably happy, then be assured that nothing else can challenge your health! And sex has the capacity to promote the overall well-being of a couple. A steamy session powered by sex can easily perk up your mood and keep you in a happy zone.


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Comments (7)

  1. Most women have wrong attitude towards sex. I’ve also found out that most women does not know that men are rerely too tired to have sex. Frequent denial of sex on the ground of “tiredness” by women is the reason why many men cheats.

  2. Most women ignore these benefits and insist they are tired every now and then.

  3. Hmmmmmmm very intresting to read(hear).

  4. I hope the body will not require these benefits from someone who have not married

  5. So so Interesting,

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